Originally Posted by Michael P 2341
I live in the Parma antenna farm, one mile from the tower. I'm getting good picture using a UHF loop antenna that was installed to get ch 35. It actually come in better than 35!
Michael, since you live in the Parma antenna farm, you probably have the same interference issues as I have living in the middle of the Akron antenna farm. I have issues with a type of interference called blanketing interference. It doesn't seem to cause much problems on the digital TV channels, but I have problems on FM. The hissing static noise seems to blanket over a lot of the Cleveland FM stations making them difficult to receive even with a good radio. My car radio seems to work the best, but portable radios in my house are the worst. Does anyone know if there is a way to fix this? Would using a directional FM antenna be a solution to block out nearby signals from 88.1, 89.7, 94.9, and 97.5 interfering all over the FM dial?
I'm already using the Sangean ATS-909X, which is a very sensitive and selective radio. Extending the antenna makes everything worse. I'll hear distorted audio from 97.5 and 94.9 on several Cleveland stations when I do that. Ever since I've lived here, FM DXing has been an impossibility because of this.Edited by Andrew K - 6/14/12 at 12:40pm